I have been on a few other private game reserves outside of Krueger but Savana has got them all beat! We had one of the most pleasurable experiences ever had at a game reserve thanks to the wonderful and professional staff, comfortable and beautifully appointed living quarters, delicious and amazing choices of food, and most importantly excellent animal, plant and star viewing!! Savana is a small and intimate lodge. We got to know the wonderful staff and many of the other guests.
The food was amazingly delicious and plenty of it!! Compliments to all to the staff and chef!
The lodging was beautiful and comfortable with many fine details. The drawn bath at the end of the evening drive along with the glasses of port was just one of the many appreciated treats.
The vehicles used for the drives were very comfortable and not crowded giving us the opportunity to really get to know our driver, tracker and other guests. We had Greg for most of our drives along with James as our tracker. They were REALLY knowledgable and great at finding the animals! Greg went on holiday the last day we were there so had David as our guide....he gave a little different perspective on the drive which we really liked. (Both excellent!!) Thanks to Greg, David and James for a wonderful african experience!! You guys are amazing at what you do and know.
The staff were absolutely the most friendliest and accommodating people we met. They are all like one big family and they allowed us graciously into the family! Thanks to all and thanks to Kelly, Lorna, Reshnanick (I'm really sorry about the misspelling!!), Paddy, David and Dee and all those who helped make sure we were comfortable in everyway and stomachs always full!! Of course we won't forget our first "springbok" and "sledge hammer"!
The one big mistake we made was leaving to quickly. we only stayed 3 nights. We will be planning another trip back in a year or two and will most definitly stay longer.
We are now back home and have about 2000 photos to look back on our unforgetable experience.
Jim and I look forward to coming back in the very near future.
Thanks and much love to all of you!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Savanna Private Game Reserve is a luxury five star Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands South Africa. The Sabi Sands is acknowledged as the best area in the world for leopard viewing. Our object at Savanna is to give our guests the best wildlife experience possible. See guest comments on Trip Advisor to see just how our guests are blown away by the Savanna Experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Savanna Private Game Reserve Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Savanna Private Game Reserve South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve